Join Steve Holyhead for an in-depth discussion in this video Linking to multimedia files using Avid Media Access (AMA), part of Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5.
In Final Cut Pro, when we import a media asset, a reference to the asset is…placed in the project or bin, and is linked to the original media file wherever…that file may be located.…It could be on the desktop, on a network resource, on a card, or on a drive.…This is a really excellent mechanism for short, turnaround projects since there…is no time spent on copying or transcoding the file and it's available for…immediate playback, editing, and output.…The equivalent mechanism in Avid is known as AMA, Avid Media Access.…
AMA allows Media Composer to instantly link to media from popular file-based…cameras, as well as a subset of current popular multimedia files.…When we link like this, the resolution of the media is determined by the original file,…so there's no need to set a resolution.…However, before starting any media operation, it's always a good idea to go…ahead and check the status of your Format tab.…Make sure that your project is either in 1080, 720, or SD.…To use Avid Media Access, make sure you go to avid.com/ama and download the…
- Working with clips, bins, folders and the project window
- Customizing user settings and keyboard layout
- Importing video, audio, and graphics
- Accessing clips from other projects
- Comparing backup structure
- Organizing media and project assets
- Understanding media resolution and locations
- Editing in the timeline
- Mixing audio
- Compositing with keyframes
- Creating titles
- Color correcting footage
- Preparing and outputting master sequences
Skill Level Beginner
1. Comparing Interface and Application Basics
2. Understanding Media, Projects, and Levels of Organization
Comparing backup structure9m 51s
3. Taking Control of Media Composer
4. Linking, Importing, and Managing Media
5. Organizing, Viewing, Logging, and Searching
6. Understanding the Basics of Editing
7. Editing in the Timeline
8. Understanding Audio
9. Adding Effects and Finishing
10. Delivering Masters for Web, DVD, and More
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